Fines for Breaching Rules set out by CHO

As the weather starts to warm up, we know this is a time when many people would normally like to be out and about but it is important that if you choose to leave your home you continue to adhere to the directions of the Chief Health Officer.
For those in Metropolitan Melbourne this includes following the directions around public gatherings which are strictly limited to a maximum of five people from up to two households.
Breaching this restriction will result in a $4956 infringement notice.
People must also continue to wear a mask and not travel further than 5km from home.
While the majority of Victorians continue to do the right thing there unfortunately remain those who deliberately breach restrictions and place lives at risk.
A number of fines were issued to people who breached directions at St Kilda beach yesterday (Friday 2 October) and Victoria Police will be out in force at beaches and popular public spaces this weekend.
We will not hesitate to fine those who clearly and blatantly breach the Chief Health Officer directions.
To find out what you can and can’t do under current restrictions, visit the DHHS website ?
If you prefer to speak to someone, call the dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline on ?1800 675 398.